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] >> do you think republicans who are pro-immigrant, such as marco rubio, will find success in convincing their colleagues to agree with legislation that offers a pathway to citizenship of the eight to 12 million undocumented immigrants? >> i certainly hope so. i believe that we need comprehensive immigration reform. but as i said, we need a full path to citizenship. i know senator don't senator rubio has talked about for pieces of legislation. we don't want that to be an excuse for not doing something about conference of immigration. that means a pathway that they meet the requirement that i have outlined and i would hope that there is bipartisan support for that notion. i was with face the nation yesterday with senator mccain in passing he said to me he expected we would see real reform on this issue and he is one of eight senators that have come together working on this issue. my hope is that we will have a bipartisan solution. we should not be a democratic issue or republican or a it should be one of the get behind. it conforms with our values and also the need for infusing our econom
, senate majority caucus, and rising leaders such as senator marco rubio, and other key decision-makers, pushing for action to the fiscal cliff. during those meetings we made it known that cities have already led on deficit reduction. mayors know how to balance budgets. [applause] we do it every day. we do it every year. through this recession we made the tough decisions that washington has been unwilling to make. while we also maintained key investments that strengthened our metro economies. we have suffered dramatic cuts from washington. we have seen the community development block grant drastically reduced. we have sacrificed for the greater good, and we made it known now that washington must do its job without simply passing the buck down to america's cities and local taxpayers. [applause] we face a very serious threat to one of our historic tools that we use for investing in infrastructure, tax-exempt financing. we had not acted, we would've seen the erosion of this most asic federal local partnership. up to new year's day, mayors were actively fighting for a budget deal tha
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